A Good Speech

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com CRITERIA FOR A GOOD SPEECH In General Content is tailored to and appropriate for this specific audienceHas a clear thesis (a provable assertion)Includes three (or four) key points that support/prove the thesisKey points are derived from credible, reputable sourcesUses an effective organizational pattern (logical, easy to follow)Employs language appropriately & … Continue reading A Good Speech

Using your Voice

Photo by Dids on Pexels.com USING YOUR VOICE Register--the range of pitch, rate, volume, pauses, and enunciation Tone-----highness, lownessa. adds inflection, changes meaning Rate-----speed of speech,a. vary the rate to heighten interest Volume--loudness, softness project voice by bringing air thru diaphragm & chest (not throat)increase volume to stress important point, strong convictionlower volume to express … Continue reading Using your Voice

Stylistic Devices

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com SELECTED STYLISTIC DEVICES FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AlliterationRepetition of words beginning with the same consonant sound. "She sells sea shells by the sea shore." AnadiplosisStarting a sentence with same word or phrase that ended the preceding sentenceWhen I reached the top of the mountain, I could feel the clouds. The … Continue reading Stylistic Devices